Commons:Wiki Loves Earth 2021 in Ireland

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Luggala Summit, County Wicklow by Subhrambar (CC-BY-SA 4.0)

Wiki Loves Earth Ireland 2020link=Commons:Wiki Loves Earth 2020 in Ireland
   Luggala Summit, County Wicklow by Subhrambar (CC-BY-SA 4.0)
Wiki Loves Earth 2021 Ireland is a photo contest focused on the protected natural areas across the island of Ireland.
Images must be licensed under free licenses, see COM:Licensing.
The event is supported by Wikimedia Community Ireland.

Find your local protected areas in Leinster, Munster, Ulster and Connacht

Wiki Loves Earth is an international photographic competition to promote natural heritage sites around the world through Wikimedia projects (mainly Wikipedia and Wikimedia Commons), and this is the all-Ireland edition. Everybody can participate! There are a lot of natural heritage sites across the island of Ireland, and the goal of Wiki Loves Earth is to encourage people to take pictures of those natural sites, and to put them under a free license so that others may access them through the Internet. The contest will take place from 1 June 2021 to 30 June 2021.

Photos may have been taken at any time. The key criteria to be eligible for the contest are that they are to be uploaded to Wikimedia Commons in June 2021... and that they have been taken by you, of course!

There is no minimum age to participate, and there is no participation fee. Besides WLE being a competition, it is first a fun activity, ideal for families. The competition also allows us to share our unique natural environment, while improving our photographic talents!

The contest was initiated and first held (as pilot) by Wikimedia Ukraine in 2013, with 2020 being Ireland's first time taking part in the competition!

2021 winners![edit]


  • 1st Prize: €250 Amazon voucher
  • 2nd Prize: €125 Amazon voucher
  • 3rd Prize: €75 Amazon voucher
  • Highly Commended: €40 Amazon voucher (six awardees)


The full WLE rules can be read at Wiki Loves Earth - rules. In short:

  • two megapixel minimum image
  • be taken by you
  • be of a protected area in Ireland can include flora and fauna of the area
  • be described with the location, and co-ordinates if possible
  • be uploaded between 1-30 June 2021

We recommend that you license the images with CC-BY-SA-4.0

Note:please also remember to enable email from other users in your Preferences so that we can contact you.

2021 Jury[edit]

  • Dr Rena Maguire
  • Dr Ruth Carden
  • Ivo Kruusamägi

Organising team[edit]

Ireland section[edit]

All entries from Ireland will be judged by a panel, with 10 images selected for submission to the International WLE panel after that.

Natural sites in Ireland[edit]

All protected or listed areas along with it natural Flora or Fauna in Ireland are within the scope of Wiki Loves Earth, and can be found on our lists:

If in doubt please upload the image and contact wikimediaireland at, and include as much information in the image description as possible including co-ordinates.